Since Obama first hinted (at least to those who never bothered to look into his documented staunchly anti-gun past) that he would seek some form of gun control during the presidential debates, I have been endlessly hearing people of the liberal persuasion saying to the paranoid people the likes of myself, “No one is coming after your guns. No one is talking about taking away what you already have. No one wants to take your guns away.”

No one, that is except of course for New York state, California, Colorado, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington State, and more specifically President Obama, Senator Feinstein and San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne just to name a few.

What do I mean they want to take my guns? Well, to quote Ricky Ricardo, let me ‘splain that to you.

New York – Just passed draconian new measures which essentially outlawed almost all semi-automatic handguns and most rifles. Their magazine ban does not allow for grandfathering of existing high (standard) capacity magazines and mandates a maximum capacity of 7 rounds, which is fine and dandy for the owners of the few guns out there for which a 7 round magazine is available (very small percentage). Everything else was just legislated into an expensive rock or club. Additionally, in their idiotic haste to pass the new laws, they completely forget to exempt law enforcement, and in doing so, made the cops daily carry weapons illegal items in the state in which they work.

California – Proposed laws do everything from expand the already silly definition of “assault weapon” to include semi-auto rifles, including both rimfire and centerfire rifles, and includes semi-auto rifles designed as far back as the 1930’s thus making hundreds of thousands of existing semi-auto rifles now fall under their new definition, and requires that they be registered as such. They will make any magazine over 10 rounds a felony, no matter when you bought it (no grandfathering), will make possession of “military type hollow point ammo” (the military is specifically prevented from using hollow point ammo by the Geneva Convention) a felony, and will not only require permits to purchase ammunition, but would make possession of more than 500 rounds (a quantity easily gone through in one day of shooting) a felony. Gun owners will now have to be licensed by the state, and will be forced to purchase some new firearms owner liability insurance.

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